Home > Ciao Café > Member Advice > Member Advice on House & Garden > Member Advice on Cavity Wall Insulation > Reviews

SusanLesl... 5

SusanLesley

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:21.10.2000

Reviews:988

Members who trust:13

Quote-start

This will save you money and keep you warm

Quote-end
27.02.2001

Advantages:
Keeps the house warm and the costs down

Disadvantages:
Initial outlay although thats not too bad

Recommendable Yes:

12 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. whomenever
  2. MAFARRIMOND
  3. Badger_Boy
and 18 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I decided to have cavity wall insulation installed early in 1997 after seeing an advertisement in our local paper offering a £200 grant towards the cost. Our house was built around 1930 and is an end terrace, thus having three external walls, so I thought cavity wall insulation would be a good investment and I was right!

I contacted the firm recommended in the advertisement, Heatsavers Insulation Limited, who came and did a survey of my house. They asked questions about the house – any problems with damp, availability of access etc. and offered me a quote of £479 less the £200 grant applicable. I paid a deposit of £79 and arranged a date for the work to be done.

They came on 20th March 1997 and took less than half a day to install the insulation. To do this they drilled small holes in the external walls, pumped the InstaFibre into the cavity through the holes and then refilled the holes. There was a small area on the back of the house that was out of reach because of our conservatory so they had to drill a couple of holes in the internal walls. Even this was no problem as they were refilled neatly and I just repainted the area.

InstaFibre is a blown mineral wool that works by storing the heat in the inner wall and radiating it back into the room, meaning that you can turn down your heating and still remain warm. It also eliminates draughts by sealing the gaps around the doors and windows.

InstaFibre is fully approved by the BBA (British Board of Agrement) who is the watchdog for building products. It is non combustible, allows the walls to breathe, will not transmit the passage of water or sustain the growth of mould, will not settle or escape from the walls, and will remain effective for the life of the building.

It is manufactured from natural products and does not have any chemicals added to it during the installation process. It is ozone friendly with no CFC’s or chemical vapours.

The whole thing is covered by a 25 year guarantee which will be passed on with the house should we sell.

I have really noticed a difference in both the temperature of the house and the cost of the central heating since it has been done. The house itself is appreciably warmer especially upstairs where we don’t have many radiators. I keep records of average usage for all utilities and the average daily usage of gas before the cavity wall insulation was just over 2 units per day for the winter quarter. The average usage is now barely 1.5 units per day, which represents a fall in usage of about 25%.
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Badger_Boy 06.02.2005 20:30

I had this done in my old house and it made a huge difference to the amount of heat kept in. It was also a feature when it came to selling up. Steve :o)

ANNJSEC 28.02.2001 15:16

An excellent opinion. I didn't realise it was so cheap. I've had one wall done in conservatory and noticed a difference. Ann - By the way I can't make out what sort of animal you have with you in your photo. Is it a dog?

ANNJSEC 28.02.2001 15:15

An excellent opinion. I didn't realise it was so cheap. I've had one wall done in conservatory and noticed a difference. Ann - By the way I can't make out what sort of animal you have with you in your photo. Is it a dog?

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Related offers for Member Advice on Cavity Wall Insulation »

La Redoute 60 Ratings

La Redoute

See the stylish homeware collection from La Redoute. Excellent quality and value.

 Visit Shop  >
La Redoute

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Member Advice on Cavity Wall Insulation has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. whomenever
  2. MAFARRIMOND
  3. Badger_Boy

and 18 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.